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Field detecting with DEUS 2:
I did detecting some time ago when the sun was finally out after 7 months. The sun was a very rare element in those days. I think it took about 7 months for the rain and cold to wear off a bit. Lots of clouds and rain and cold. No weather to go detecting for me, while last year I went in near freeezing temps with my astronauts custome and I was happy about it. Now I just couldn’t be bothered anymore to go through all the challenges and not find much. Now I only went out to have some exercise.. which I got for sure as the clay was sticking to my feet and shovel all the time in the ploughed field. I went around for 1.5hr, cursing the new Deus and the mud and the lack of any decent signals that weren’t iron or lead. I really don’t want to use the new Deus on anything else but playground (maybe) and beach. And beach I say because i sold all of my old multifreq Minelabs. I did get annoyed with the cable issues I had and also the potential future cable issues.
I just don’t know what to do with this Deus. They all say you gotta learn the machine. Yeah well I can’t be arsed. I rather go out again with a 10-yr old machine that I find lots with, than find nothing with a new machine I have serious doubts about: I got nothing but bad (low/iron) tones. Whenever the rare event occurred of a nice higher tone, it was either deep or superficial rusty iron, or aluminium or lead. Plus, I guess sometimes the fields are that bad.

I decided to use the old Deus again, of which I sold the main unit so now it’s just a Light version with the big headphones. It’s absolutely marvellous. I keep getting hits every other minute, and I find tiny things with it. Granted, not too deep, but I also don’t want to dig deep.
And all this with the old version of 28 cm coil that I had to open up on both sides because there was oxidation in it and water drops. It’s a coil I won’t even sell if I would sell all the rest. Which I’m not because I have no decent alternative.
I did find a tiny Roman coin and a bigger rotten Roman with it.. all the dozens of other finds weren’t much. I think all the visitors keep throwing the trash back whilst keeping the good stuff, so the ratio good/bad finds is getting worse for us, local hunters.

What we have now in shops:
– newer Nox 700 – 900.. why couldn’t they make it right from the start ?
– Manticore : expensive, and probably still heavy and a straight shaft. Meh.
– Deus II : well meh. As explained before. I didn’t do the update to 1.0 yet. I was going to see the comments. Maybe mine is just broken or so. Probably my head and patience is broken. First that.

Playground 1hr

I’m under the conviction that there are a lot of new detectorists and the chances are that at least one of them will be hunting the local playground every now and then, leaving it empty for me. So my plan is to go more often for short hunts in the morning, before annoying kids show up :p I can’t last long anyway because it’s a lot of digging garbage. Well nothing unusual. Just get tired of digging all ID’s and end up going for the coins in the end. People rarely seem to lose jewellery there for some reason.

Today I took my big old 28cm coil with the uneven resin finish and the purple led light. You can do playgrounds with small coils because of all the targets sitting close together sometimes, but i’m fine. A few 4-6mm jeans ringlets. I don’t need smaller than that so the big coil is fine. The coins etc do sound out.

Lots of 10 and 20’s under the big swing for some reason. Some even half exposed.

A total of 8 euro so not too bad for a bit more than an hour. I’ll be going to the coast in the weekend woth the Sovereign GT (and Deus as backup cos you never know with those oldies :p). No idea what to expect. THe beach can be sanded in and quite empty, but i figure that there must have been some crowds already with the hot weather lately. Now it’s rainy and not too warm.

I used to have a rubber case for the unit which i took the screen part out with scissors as it gets very unclear to see the screen. Then I did some hotglue borders to keep the dust out. I had two of those rubber things but gave them with the detectors I sold so now i had nothing except the stupid fake leather black ones. So I watched the online cases and then decided to keep Muh Muney and use that one arm-pouch. I stuck some plastic bits on the keys to make it a lot easier to push the buttons and i cut some arms off the pouch and voila. Even better against dust now and easier to push 😀